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Six Capilano Blues soccer players named league all-stars

The Blues women are set to play in the Pacwest provincial final Sunday in Nanaimo

The Capilano Blues women’s soccer team is getting ready to go to battle in the PacWest provincial final Sunday, but the program already has something to celebrate with six players named league all-stars.

The all-star list includes Alanah Dulong, Julia Peyton, Aynsley Hurtado and Maya Smith from the women’s team and Tommy Millar and Brandon Lecce from the men’s squad.

Dulong, a Seycove Secondary grad, served as a team captain in her fifth and final season with the Blues and led the league in goals, scoring eight times in 12 games.

Hurtado is another player from North Vancouver, a Handsworth grad who scored three goals while playing a key midfield role for the Blues in her fifth season.

Peyton was another captain on the team, scoring a goal and four assists while anchoring the team’s defensive line, while Smith earned all-star honours for her aggressive two-way midfield play for Capilano.

The Blues women finished in first place in PacWest league play with a 7-2-3 record, earning a spot in Sunday’s provincial final in Nanaimo. They’ll play the winner of a Saturday semifinal matchup between second place Douglas College and third place Vancouver Island University.

The Capilano men didn’t qualify for postseason play but were still represented on the all-star team by Lecce, a Sutherland grad and first-year player who starred as a goalkeeper for the Blues. Millar, the team’s captain, also earned all-star honours for his role as a key midfield player.